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to the Website for Point Ellice House and Gardens in Victoria,
British Columbia. Point Ellice was the 19th century home of
Peter and Caroline O'Reilly and their children, Frank, Kathleen,
Mary Augusta and Jack. The house remained in the O'Reilly
for three generations, becoming a provincial historic site in
1974. Point Ellice is also nationally designated and is considered
Western Canada's finest collection of Victoriana in its original
have a look at "the finest collection of Victoriana",
you can search our Collections
database where there is information on nearly 5000 Point
Ellice Artifacts with pictures of about 20% of the collection.
We will be adding more pictures as time permits. If you don't
know what you want to look at but would like to see a sampling
of the Point Ellice Artifacts, visit each room of the House
Tour and click on Artifacts at the bottom of the page. You will
see a 'contact sheet' of objects in that room.
photograph exhibition shows how
this Colonial family used photography to capture images of their
most valuable possessions and beloved family members.
While visiting this Website, take a virtual house
tour with the Chinese houseboy. This will give you a chance
to see the collection in its original setting and to see how
British Colonial elite lived in the Victorian age.
Read about gossip between the Chinese houseboy and the English
maid, especially about Kathleen O'Reilly's romances with Captain
Stanhope and Captain Robert Scott! Check out the Gossip
section for more family's histories and lots of beautiful, archival
photographs of family activities and changes to the house over
No visit to Point Ellice is complete without a good look at
the Point Ellice Garden.
This is a beautiful, restored garden and we have included lots
of information on our research resources - archival photographs,
19th century seed catalogues, Victorian gardening tools, heirloom
roses and some amazing discoveries during garden restoration.
Of particular note are the heritage Roses - many can be dated
to a garden plan written by Peter O'Reilly in 1889!
will be particularly interested in the Teachers'
Corner, including lesson plans for Primary, Intermediate
and Secondary students. Kids can follow up on the lesson plans
by reading a fantastic story of the O'Reilly family from what
might have been Kathleen's perspective growing up in the House.
Check out the story in the
several areas to explore on the Point Ellice House Website,
so take advantage of the Site map.
Finally, have a look at the Team/Sponsors
section - the people who created this site and the people who
funded the project.
your comments, questions and research discoveries to the Curator
of Point Ellice House at firstname.lastname@example.org